<a href="/global/search/apachesolr_search?filters=tid: tid:36"></a> http://www.comminit.com/global/promoted-by-category/36/rss.xml?tid=57 en The Circus of Water http://www.comminit.com/global/content/circus-water <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/voices_yolanda_nicaragua_800x416.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="52" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Circus of Water, presented in Nicaragua, is a recreational and educational show which aims to raise awareness through drama about the benefits of water and the importance of protecting it as a natural resource. The show's messaging addressed to children and adolescents, and also seeks to influence teachers, parents, and mothers.</p> <p>This initiative is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), in order to increase access to safe drinking water and improve health conditions in rural municipalities of Nicaragua.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Circus of Water uses comedy to convey educational messages. Through a theatrical production that uses such elements of circus as clowns, magicians, and jugglers, the performers encourage reflection on issues such as handwashing, hygiene, and care of the environment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The work was developed with the support of professional artists and is based on the key messages of water and sanitation programming, with consideration for elements such as local customs and everyday language. In recognition of gender and its role in seeking solutions, the protagonist is a young girl. Scenes illustrate the way in which poor access to clean water affects females in the communities and children. The distance to the water sources and quantity of water that serves the family size are determiners in the time its takes to obtain water, hours that could be freed for employment and study. Keeping waterways clean is another theme of the circus which models community action for keeping them garbage free.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The strategy includes the design and publication of the book "The Blue School", a didactic material that expands the situations presented on stage. Under the project, three thousand copies were given to the Ministry of Education for distribution to schools in the municipalities.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Children, Education, Natural Resource Management.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In Nicaragua, the Circus of Water is part of the Blue School model promoted by the Swiss Cooperation in coordination with the Ministry of Education (MINED). This model includes the development of designs for potable water, toilets, sinks, and troughs in selected schools and the development of gardens in selected schools, among other activities.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lEauwDXeGUM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC),&nbsp;AGUASAN</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/el-circo-del-agua">El Circo del Agua</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.aguasan.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">AGUASAN</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.unops.org/espanol/Opportunities/Voices/Paginas/Circus-for-Life.aspx" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNops</a> website, March 5 2015 and April 20 2015, respectively.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/circus-water" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/circus-water#comments Nicaragua Experiences Children - Communicating with, for and about Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Children Entertainment Live Performance Print MDG 7. Environment Education Government Departments NGOs Natural Resources Management Communicating with, for and about children Global Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:44:37 +0000 jlevy 9354696 at http://www.comminit.com Educate Girls http://www.comminit.com/global/content/educate-girls-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/education_0.png" alt="" title="Educate Girls" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"By empowering village communities to improve the quality of girls' education and infrastructure in their government schools, more girls can be educated on larger scales. If more girls are educated, then their health, income levels and overall livelihoods improve, bringing about social transformation."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Educate Girls partners with public schools, trains local champions for girls' education, and mobilises communities to create their own action plans to make education more accessible and accountable to girls. The model is designed to strengthen and improve existing resources in government, schools, and communities.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>"Team Balika" volunteers are change agents at the district and village levels. Over 4,500 community volunteers work as champions for girls' education and catalysts for school reform - both in the schools and in village communities to spread awareness on girl child education. Their quest is to boost enrollment, retention, and learning outcomes for all girls. Team Balika is trained in community mobilisation and outreach, creative learning and teaching (CLT) techniques, leadership, and motivation. [Educate Girls trains one teacher per school in CLT techniques, bringing child-friendly, activity-based learning into the classroom. Tests are conducted before and after training to assess learning levels. Classroom support is provided by Educate Girls' staff and trained Team Balika.] The volunteers are often between the ages of 18-25 and, according to Educate Girls, are among the most educated members of their communities. They work to increase community appreciation of and demand for girls' education and to improve education delivery by recruiting and training educated young adults as community ambassadors, reaching out to village leaders, facilitating town hall discussions, and conducting advertising campaigns. Team Balika volunteers also go door to door to negotiate with parents whose daughters are most at risk. They teach parent committees at each school to diagnose and prioritise problems and to obtain government funds for improvements, particularly those vital to retaining girls (such as girls' toilets and female teachers). They provide toolkits and training to help teachers shift away from rote learning and use activity-based methods.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>After using government data and door-to-door surveys to identify out-of-school girls in the area, Educate Girls organises village meetings to prepare community-based enrollment plans. Responsibility is distributed between the village leaders, elders, school administration, Team Balika, and Educate Girls' staff to bring girls back to school through, for example, the door-to-door visits mentioned above.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>At village meetings, a 12-15 member council is elected to form the School Management Committee (SMC). This consists of parents, teachers, and village leaders and is responsible for school governance and administration. Educate Girls trains the committee members and provides them with support to prepare and execute School Improvement Plans (SIPs) and conduct school assessments.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Furthermore, "Educate Girls facilitates the election of Bal Sabhas (Girls' Councils) in every upper primary school. This 13-member council gives girls a voice, a leadership position in the school and training in 'life skills' to boost communication, leadership and problem solving skills."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Girls, Education.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Educate Girls believes that if girls in "the most backward gender gap districts are educated now, they will have the potential to enter the formal economy, gain employment, and lift their families out of poverty." According to Educate Girls, there are more girls not in school in India than in any other country in the world. Despite national goals to educate all children, communities in remote and rural areas still do not place a high value on educating their girls, nor do they have resources to do so.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>According to Educate Girls, in recent years, India has enacted policies and invested in girls' education, resulting in dramatic gains in access to education. However, in many areas, community expectations and accountability for educating girls remain low - a majority of girls do not complete their primary education.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Impact:</em><br />Since 2007, Educate Girls has grown from a 500-school pilot project into a large-scale effort, reaching 1 million children in 7,500 schools in India's remote areas and 950,000 children in 6 "gender gap" districts in Rajasthan where indicators of girls' education have been the lowest. There are plans to achieve even greater scale over the next few years. Educate Girls has launched a Development Impact Bond to support education, which the organisation hopes will serve as an example for the education system and impact investors.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>So far, Educate Girls claims that its work has helped to ensure over 90% enrollment and higher attendance as well as improved school infrastructure, quality of education, and learning outcomes for all girls. <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.educategirls.in/What-We-Do.aspx#success-stories" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to read success stories on the Educate Girls website.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Educate Girls was one of the 4 recipients of the <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.skollfoundation.org/skoll-entrepreneurs/2015-skoll-awardees/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">2015 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship</a>, which distinguishes "transformative leaders who are disrupting the status quo, driving large-scale change, and are poised to make an even greater impact on the world....This year’s four Awardees are social entrepreneurs developing new solutions to help preserve the world’s most precious resources by building sustainable coastal communities; expanding transparency to fight pollution; investing in the promise of girls; and securing a better future for the rural poor."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.educategirls.in/Who-We-Are.aspx#donors-partners" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to view a list of partners and donors.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/educate-girls">Educate Girls</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.skollfoundation.org/skoll-entrepreneurs/2015-skoll-awardees/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Skoll Foundation website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.educategirls.in" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Educate Girls website</a> - both accessed on April 17 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/educate-girls-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/educate-girls-0#comments India Experiences Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Children Community Participation MDG 2. Universal Primary Education MDG 3. Gender Equality Person-to-Person Community Groups Interpersonal Print Education Gender School Curricula NGOs United Nations Rights Youth Featured UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:28:06 +0000 kdevries 9354658 at http://www.comminit.com For a Childhood and Adolescence without Violence http://www.comminit.com/global/content/childhood-and-adolescence-without-violence <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/descal2015.jpg" alt="" title="" width="77" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>In celebration of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children, leaders of different religious and faith communities in Panama, members of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC), with the support of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Panama, join to make a call to society, parishioners, and media to enable children and adolescents to grow and develop in environments free of violence, mistreatment, abuse, and insults.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The initiative has been running since 2012, involving religious leaders, children and adolescents, adults, teachers, and media. All religions and faith community participants engage in celebration on the Day of Prayer and Action for Children, which falls on November 20. Religious leaders sign and circulate a joint statement to the media in which they seek to promote positive aspects of childhood and adolescence in Panama and ask for media, through their stories and reports, to promote social policies aimed at adequate protection of childhood and adolescence.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As part of the strategy, mobilising in the schools is done through sensitisation workshops where children learn to know how to identify violence and how it affects their development, as well as present their ideas about ways to reduce violence and abuse in their environments. In parallel, through a social media strategy, the community raises its voice against violence, using Facebook, Twitter and web platforms developed by the institutions involved.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2013, the theme for World Day of Prayer and Action for Children was "An adolescent without violence", a message disseminated throughout the month in many media contexts. Meetings between religious leaders, UNICEF, and the media sensitised journalists to use approaches that promote the rights of children.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Many religious leaders shared in their celebrations with their parishioners the messages related to the importance of protecting children and adolescents against violence. As part of the process, approximately 140 students from schools of all religions worked to identify forms of violence that affect them and to develop their leadership and communication skills.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The strategy had high visibility with the publication of a statement signed by all religious and social media leaders in an effort to create a network of more than 400 people per post related to the topic and more than 1,600 "likes" on Facebook. All activities that were promoted invited people to raise their voice for an "adolescence without violence" with the hashtag: #Diadelaoracion and #Endviolence.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2014, there was once again a celebration of a Day for a Childhood and Adolescence without Violence, on which religious leaders, signed for the third year, a statement, published in various media, around promoting social policies aimed at the appropriate protection of childhood and adolescence. During the month of November about 300 students were linked through awareness workshops in their schools, including the Pan American Institute, Arab Academy for Columbus, College Rabin, and Badi School.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The entire population was invited to raise their voice through networks to stop violence, and a Sunday Mass was celebrated by the Archbishop of Panama with the presence of leaders of other religious communities, which was televised and transmitted from the Basilica Don Bosco where over 300 children and adolescents participated.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Children, Youth, Rights</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p> <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KN6lzUTyaNY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>UNICEF, Red Global de Religiones a favor de la Niñez (GNRC).&nbsp;According to the 2013 annual report of UNICEF ​​Panama 2013, to celebrate the Day of Prayer, the organisation worked with the Ecumenical Committee of Panama and the leaders of the Catholic, Episcopal, Anglican religion, Islam, Jewish community Kohl Sherit, and the Baha'i Faith.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/7433">Janibeth Miranda - UNICEF Panamá</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/por-una-ni%C3%B1ez-y-adolescencia-sin-violencia">Por una Niñez y Adolescencia sin Violencia</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.unicef.org/panama/spanish/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF Panama website</a>, March 14 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/childhood-and-adolescence-without-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/childhood-and-adolescence-without-violence#comments Panama Experiences 10 to 14 years 15 to 19 years Academic Institutions Advocacy Children - Communicating with, for and about Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Digital Children Community Participation Live Performance Reducing Violence Civil Society Community Groups Phone/Mobile Community Media Print Radio Adolescents and Violence Television News Media NGOs Religious Groups United Nations Rights Youth Featured UNICEF Adolescent Development Communicating with, for and about children Global Early Child Development Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:26:45 +0000 jlevy 9354637 at http://www.comminit.com Seven Things This Year Campaign on Mother and Child Health http://www.comminit.com/global/content/seven-things-year-campaign-mother-and-child-health <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/1002772_191355341027402_1251250826_n.jpg" alt="" title="Seven Things This Year Campaign on Mother and Child Health" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>Launched in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, in July 2012 and completed in 2014, "Seven Things This Year" was a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) campaign that aimed to engage women and mothers in Myanmar to enhance their role and contribution to child health and development by promoting 7 key family health practices for the better health of their children:</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Interpersonal communication (IPC) strategies, including training, combined with community participation and multimedia components, were part of this effort to ensure that mother and child health is placed at the top of the agenda of all Myanmar families. Engaging women and mothers directly in an effort to enhance their role in and contribution to improved child health and development involved providing opportunities for women and mothers to meet with each other and to facilitate positive family health practices aimed at the well-being of their children. Seven Things This Year also assisted in enabling women and mothers to play a supportive role in enhancing community health outcomes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For example, in July 2013, UNICEF collaborated with the Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association (MMCWA) to host a 2-day forum in Sittwe, Rakhine State. The objective of the forum was to empower caregivers - especially women and mothers - in the promotion of family health practices as part of UNICEF's child survival and development activities in Myanmar, which have been underway for over 60 years in this country. The rationale: "The role of care givers - especially women and mothers - is critical to promoting good family health care practices. By engaging primary care givers themselves, this forum is an important step towards improved child health and well-being in Myanmar," said Ms Yosi Echeverry Burckhardt, Chief of the UNICEF Field Office in Sittwe. Over the weeks and months following the forum, MMCWA volunteers promoted discussion around key family health care practices as well as local mother and child health issues. Participants were then asked to reach out to 7 families to raise awareness on the benefits of positive family health care practices. MMCWA planned to roll out the initiative across all rural, urban, and camp communities in Rakhine State, beginning in 100 villages in Sittwe and Myauk U. The plan was to train camp leaders to ensure that internally displaced people (IDP) could share in the benefits of the campaign.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/SevenThingsThisYearInitiatives/info" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Click here to access the Seven Things This Year Facebook page</a>, where the information, education, and communication (IEC) developed as part of this project can be viewed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Children, Health, Immunisation and Vaccines, Women</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"Evidence shows that a significant reduction in maternal, new-born and child-related disease and death can be achieved through simple, low-cost, high impact interventions aimed at changing the behavior and practices of individuals and families alike”, said UNICEF's Yosi Echeverry Burckhardt.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/yosi-echeverry-burckhardt-unicef">Yosi Echeverry Burckhardt - UNICEF</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Erica Mattellone to The Communication Initiative on April 13 2015; and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.unicef.org/myanmar/media_21135.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">UNICEF Myanmar website</a> and <a href="/redirect.cgi?r=https://www.facebook.com/SevenThingsThisYearInitiatives/info" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Seven Things This Year Facebook page</a> - both accessed on April 13 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/seven-things-year-campaign-mother-and-child-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/seven-things-year-campaign-mother-and-child-health#comments Burma / Myanmar Experiences Community Engagement with Dialogue and Action Digital Children Community Participation MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal MDG 5. Maternal Health Print News/Information Health NGOs Immunisation and Vaccines Malaria and Dengue United Nations Women Featured UNICEF Communicating with, for and about children Global Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:33:43 +0000 kdevries 9354568 at http://www.comminit.com Save the Children: Community Health Worker Training http://www.comminit.com/global/content/save-children-community-health-worker-training <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-label">Publication Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thursday, July 24, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/sudan2.png" alt="" title="Save the Children: Community Health Worker Training" width="100" height="80" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This 22-minute-long video-based training resource was created for Save the Children's Community Based Distributors (CBDs) and Community Health Workers (CHWs) in South Sudan in an effort to build capacity to properly fill out treatment registers when they are administering medication to children in their communities.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/save-children-2">Save the Children</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/janani-vijayaraghavan-save-children-canada">Janani Vijayaraghavan - Save the Children Canada</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Emails from Jenn Warren and Janani Vijayaraghavan to The Communication Initiative on March 23 and April 10, respectively.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/save-children-community-health-worker-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/save-children-community-health-worker-training#comments Sudan Experiences Materials Children - Communicating with, for and about Strengthening Capacities for Excellence in C4D Practice Children MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print Government Departments Health NGOs Featured Communicating with, for and about children Global Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:04:43 +0000 kdevries 9354565 at http://www.comminit.com Monster Network http://www.comminit.com/global/content/monster-network <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/monstruos_en_red_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="65" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is a multi-platform initiative that promotes the development of skills for safe and beneficial use of information and communication technology (ICT) amongst children between 3 and 7 years of age. It also seeks to provide opportunities for mothers, fathers, caregivers, and educators to engage in a conversation with children about technology, its safe use, and its possibilities.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Communication Strategies:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The project is based on a curriculum designed to reflect current learning needs for the appropriation of new technologies for Colombian children. The educational objectives were identified by local experts with the support of&nbsp;MINTIC&nbsp;and representatives from numerous governmental and non-governmental organisations linked to children.&nbsp;These objectives served as a guide for curriculum development that takes into account as priority goals: participation, problem solving, self-regulation, safe use of ICT, and learning.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Components:</p> <ul> <li>A public awareness campaign that includes 8 public service announcements (PSAs) on safe uses of technology</li> <li>A television series. 26 episodes of 12-minute broadcasts on Channel 13, which include animations, songs, and documentary segments</li> <li><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.monstruosenred.co" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">A digital platform</a>&nbsp;featuring videos, songs, stories, games online, lectures, and tutorials, among other multimedia content</li> <li>Two digital games</li> <li>A book to colour</li> <li>An e-book</li> <li><em><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://m.monstruosenred.co/assets/pdfs/padres_inter_final.pdf" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Guide for Parents and Educators</a>&nbsp;</em>[PDF format]</li> <li>A video introduction to the materials.</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-6"> <div class="field-label">Development Issues:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Children, Rights, New Technologies, Education.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-2"> <div class="field-label">Key Points:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Monster Network was nominated in 2014 for an Emmy Kids Awards in the category 'Best series for preschoolers', with audiovisual projects in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sk6J60FOHZ8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-partner-text"> <div class="field-label">Partner Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>MINTIC,&nbsp;Sesame Street, Canal Tr3ce, Colombian Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/en-tic-confio-ministry-information-technologies-and-communications">En TIC Confio - Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-link-other-nodes"> <div class="field-label">Related Summaries:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/plaza-sesamo">Plaza Sesamo</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/global/content/salud-integral-si-colombia-0">Salud Integral (SI) Colombia</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/monstruos-en-red">Monstruos en Red</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.monstruosenred.co" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Monster Network website</a>, April 7 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/monster-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/monster-network#comments Colombia Experiences Digital Multi-Media Innovations for Behaviour and Social Change Children MDG 2. Universal Primary Education Entertainment Print Entertainment Orgs Education Foundations Television Government Departments New Technologies Rights Featured Sesame Workshop Communicating with, for and about children Global Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:44:44 +0000 jlevy 9354473 at http://www.comminit.com Improving the Monitoring of Immunization Services in Kyrgyzstan http://www.comminit.com/global/content/improving-monitoring-immunization-services-kyrgyzstan <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/polio-immunization-campaign-kyrgyzstan-2010.jpg" alt="" title="Improving the Monitoring of Immunization Services in Kyrgyzstan" width="100" height="70" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> R. Mark Weeks </div> <div class="field-item even"> Firsova Svetlana </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Seitkazieva Noorgoul </div> <div class="field-item even"> Gaidamako Valentina </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-date field-field-date-0"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Friday, September 1, 2000</span> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>USAID/BASICS Project (<em>Weeks</em>); Ministry of Health, Kyrgyzstan (<em>Svetlana, Valentina</em>); USAID/SEATS Project (<em>Noorgoul</em>)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://heapol.oxfordjournals.org/content/15/3/279.long" target="_blank">Click here for the 8-page article in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/fred-white-management-sciences-health">Fred White - Management Sciences for Health</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em>Health Policy and Planning</em>. 2000 Sep;15(3):279-86, sent via email from Mike Favin to The Communication Initiative on February 23 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/improving-monitoring-immunization-services-kyrgyzstan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/improving-monitoring-immunization-services-kyrgyzstan#comments Kazakhstan Strategic Thinking Bilaterals MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Indicators Interpersonal Print News/Information Government Departments Immunisation and Vaccines Featured USAID Global Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:51:58 +0000 kdevries 9354388 at http://www.comminit.com Immunization in Practice Module 4: Training for Mid-Level Managers (MLM) - Supportive Supervision http://www.comminit.com/global/content/immunization-practice-module-4-training-mid-level-managers-mlm-supportive-supervision <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2008 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/train_0.png" alt="" title="Immunization in Practice Module 4: Training for Mid-Level Managers (MLM) - Supportive Supervision" width="72" height="100" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"[I]t has been shown that a supportive approach, where supervisors and health workers work together to solve problems and improve performance, delivers improved results for the immunization programme."</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.who.int/immunization/documents/MLM_module4.pdf?ua=1" target="_blank">Click here for the 34-page resource in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/5386">Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals, World Health Organization (WHO)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>34</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/node/271037">Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (IVB) - World Health Organization (WHO)</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/redirect.cgi?r=http://www.who.int/immunization/documents/training/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">WHO website</a>, accessed March 27 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/immunization-practice-module-4-training-mid-level-managers-mlm-supportive-supervision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/immunization-practice-module-4-training-mid-level-managers-mlm-supportive-supervision#comments Global Guides and Manuals Jobs and Training Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print News/Information Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured World Health Organization Global Polio Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:38:30 +0000 kdevries 9354316 at http://www.comminit.com Vaccine Safety Events: Managing the Communications Response http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vaccine-safety-events-managing-communications-response <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-label">Subtitle:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Guide for Ministry of Health EPI Managers and Health Promotion Units </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-label">Year:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2013 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/safety.png" alt="" title="Vaccine Safety Events: Managing the Communications Response" width="100" height="85" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>"The ease with which information can be disseminated now means that negative comments about vaccines can go 'viral' on the internet without balanced professional input. As a result, the media have found rich pickings in vaccine safety issues.</em></p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-pdflink"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/187171/Vaccine-Safety-Events-managing-the-communications-response-final.pdf?ua=1" target="_blank">Click here for the 67-page resource in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-publisher"> <div class="field-label">Publisher:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/who-regional-office-europe">WHO Regional Office for Europe</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Number of Pages:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>67</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/vaccine-preventable-diseases-and-immunization-programme-vpi-who-regional-office-europe">Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Immunization Programme (VPI) of the WHO Regional Office for Europe</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Mike Favin to The Communication Initiative on February 23 2015.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vaccine-safety-events-managing-communications-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/vaccine-safety-events-managing-communications-response#comments Global Guides and Manuals Materials Digital Phone/Mobile Print News/Information Radio Television Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured World Health Organization Global Polio Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:47:51 +0000 kdevries 9354273 at http://www.comminit.com Child Immunization Cards: Essential Yet Underutilized in National Immunization Programmes http://www.comminit.com/global/content/child-immunization-cards-essential-yet-underutilized-national-immunization-programmes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.comminit.com/global/files/imagecache/thumbnail/10uni102279.jpg" alt="" title="Child Immunization Cards: Essential Yet Underutilized in National Immunization Programmes" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-thumbnail imagecache-default imagecache-thumbnail_default"/> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David W. Brown </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-date"><legend>Publication Date</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-year"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 2012 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-long-text-1"> <div class="field-label">Affiliation:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-web-link"> <div class="field-label">Web link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://benthamopen.com/contents/pdf/TOVACJ/TOVACJ-5-1.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 7-page commentary in PDF format.</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-contactinfo"> <div class="field-label">Contact Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/global/content/david-w-brown-unicef">David W. Brown - UNICEF</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-source-text"> <div class="field-label">Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Email from Mike Favin to The Communication Initiative on February 23 2015. <em>Image credit:</em> UNICEF Canada</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.comminit.com/global/content/child-immunization-cards-essential-yet-underutilized-national-immunization-programmes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.comminit.com/global/content/child-immunization-cards-essential-yet-underutilized-national-immunization-programmes#comments Global Strategic Thinking Children MDG 4. Child Mortality Person-to-Person Interpersonal Print News/Information Health Immunisation and Vaccines United Nations Featured UNICEF Global Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:59:56 +0000 kdevries 9354268 at http://www.comminit.com